Radio and Broadcasting Trailblazer, Wayne Brown Dies Of Cancer
Brown had more than three decades of experience in broadcasting and marketing and made a very positive impact in radio and broadcasting.
Ms. Catherine L. Hughes, Chairperson & Founder of Radio One, Inc.,spoke of Brown fondly saying,
“Wayne was a wonderful human being. He made you feel like you were the most important person in the world when you were with him.”
Brown was the Vice President and General Manager of Radio One’s Atlanta market for eight years and then went on to be the general manager of Atlanta’s Streetz 94.5 FM.
Before joining Radio One, Brown had spent 13 years working at the CBS headquarters in New York City in TV and radio. The trailblazer was also a senior partner and associate publisher of Who’s Who publishing company.
Today, Brown has a scholarship in his name at his alma mater, Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Communications, for minority students.
Brown was from Washington, D.C., and belonged to the Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. as well as 100 Black Men of America.
Brown is survived by his wife Nyesa and two sons.